Friday, January 11, 2013

Derek Mears talks Gangster Squad

Derek Mears
from: Next Movie
Here's a neat interview with Mr. Jason 2009 himself from Next Movie where he speaks about his upcoming film Gangster Squad where he works alongside Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling-- sorta. I suspect that his role in Goon Squad is small and this interview was poking fun at that.

Actor/comedian/goon-for-hire Derek Mears is a student of history, a man who clearly respects the goons who came before him while looking at himself as a role model for a new generation of goons being ushered in. His dedication shines through in the new shoot-em-up "Gangster Squad," in which Mears appears opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling in the vital role of "Bridge Goon."

NextMovie was granted exclusive access to Derek for an in-depth discussion about his gooning inspirations, mastering the craft of gooning (and specifically, method gooning), and the scent of Ryan Gosling.

Had you had much experience gooning prior to your stint as Bridge Goon in "Gangster Squad"?
Yes, I've made an acting career out of it.

Who are some of the all-time great screen goons you looked to for inspiration?
Gonna have to say "The Goonies." This isn't a normal interview, is it?

You're a pretty imposing figure. Have you ever accidentally given a little old lady a heart attack?
No, not "accidentally."

Next up this year you have "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters." But I notice you play a character named Edward. Was there no need for a Bridge Goon?
Kinda want to give you throat hug with my hand right now.

Read the rest at Next Movie

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